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Career Summary, Research Topics and Interests


  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal.

  • Researcher, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.


  • Postodoctorate in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 2003.

  • PhD in Neuropsychology, University of Montreal, 2000.

  • MSc in Psychology, University of Montreal, 1997.

  • BSc in Psychology, University of Montreal, 1995.

Research Interests

I completed a PhD in Neuropsychology at the University of Montreal in 2000. This was followed by a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Following three years as Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, I came back to the University of Montreal where I am currently Associate Professor of Psychology as well as member of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.

My research program focuses on motor cortex neurophysiology. I study the effects of traumatic brain injury on the integrity of inhibitory and excitatory intracortical circuits. I also aim at better understanding the motor mechanisms associated with the observation of movements performed by others. The techniques used in my laboratory include transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Most Important Publications Selected by the Researcher
Lepage JF, Tremblay S, Théorêt H,
Early non-specific modulation of corticospinal excitability during action observation
Eur J Neurosci 2010  931-937.
De Beaumont L, Théorêt H, Mongeon D, Messier J, Leclerc S, Tremblay S, Ellemberg D, Lassonde M,
Brain function decline in healthy retired athletes who sustained their last sports concussion in early adulthood
Brain 2009  695-708.
Champoux F, Lepore F, Gagné J-P, Théorêt H,
Visual stimuli can impair auditory processing in cochlear implant users
Neuropsychologia 2009  17-22.
Lepage JF, Théorêt H,
The mirror neuron system: grasping others' actions from birth?
Dev Sci 2007  513-523.
De Beaumont L, Lassonde M, Leclerc S, Théorêt H,
Long-term and cumulative effects of sports concussion on motor cortex inhibition
Neurosurgery 2007  329-336; discussion 336-337.
Publications reported to FRSQ

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